Computer and Information Research Scientists BY: aUTUMN APPLE

What do they do?

Computer and Information Research Scientists invent and design new approaches to technology and find uses for today's technology. They study complex problems in computing for business, medicine, and science.

How to become one?

May require a Ph.D. in computer science. In the government, a bachelor’s degree may be sufficient for some jobs.

Their Salary

$110,620 in May 2015


Computer and Information Research Scientists is projected to grow 11% from 2014 to 2024. . Computer scientists are likely to enjoy excellent job prospects, because many companies report difficulties finding these highly skilled workers.

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Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA

Tuition: $52,732

Fun Fact: The famous prison break scene in the Dark Knight Rises was filmed outside The Mellon Institute.

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